Dae-Chul Jeong

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Despite the great importance of nonhematopoietic cells constituting the microenvironment for normal hematopoiesis, the cellular interactions between nonhematopoietic cells themselves are largely unknown. Using the Cre-loxP system in mice to inactivate Mind bomb-1 (Mib1), an essential component for Notch ligand endocytosis, here we show that the development(More)
We retrospectively investigated the outcomes of HLA-matched unrelated BMT (MU-BMT, n = 13) and HLA-identical sibling donor BMT (MS-BMT, n = 17) for childhood AML in CR1 between June 2002 and August 2005. Engraftment of neutrophil and platelet did not differ between the two transplant groups. The cumulative incidence of grade II-IV acute GVHD and any chronic(More)
We evaluated the results of a novel conditioning regimen of reduced dose cyclophosphamide (Cy, 25 mg/kg for four days), fludarabine (Flu, 30 mg/m(2) for four days), and rabbit ATG (2.5 mg/kg for three days) for allogeneic transplant of children with SAA, implemented since January 2009. Overall, 23 patients were treated with this regimen (16 male, seven(More)
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have recently been identified and characterized in humans. Moreover, MSC secrete cytokines that can support hematopoietic progenitor growth. In the present study, we evaluated whether the efficacy of hematopoietic stem cell transplantation is improved by their co-transplantation with MSC, and whether this is positively(More)
To determine the roles of CD4+ T-cell (Th) subsets, including Th17 cells, in the development of chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD), we used a Th-dependent cGVHD model comprising B10.D2 donor and BALB/c recipient mice. The clinical GVHD score increased beginning at day +14, peaked at day +42, and remained elevated until day +70. In the skin, increased(More)
B cell activating factor (BAFF), also known as B cell survival and activation factor, is associated with autoimmune disease and chronic graft-versus-host disease (cGVHD). T cells are known to be modulated by soluble BAFF (sBAFF). Considering the possible association of sBAFF with T cell as well as B cell function, sBAFF during the peritransplantation period(More)
AIM To evaluate the antipyretic efficacy and tolerability of dexibuprofen compared with ibuprofen in children with fever caused by upper respiratory tract infection (URTI). METHODS The study population consisted of children aged 6 months to 14 years. At the time of visit to the hospital, the children had fever; the cause of fever was determined to be URTI(More)
BACKGROUND Combination treatment with all-trans-retinoic acid (ATRA) and anthracycline-based chemotherapy has led to major advances in the treatment of acute promyelocytic leukemia (APL). METHODS In this study, we reviewed the outcome of pediatric APL patients treated using a modified AIDA protocol at our institution. RESULTS Between May 1999 and(More)
BACKGROUND This study was performed to compare the clinical characteristics and antibiotic susceptibilities of viridans streptococcal bacteremia (VSB) between febrile neutropenic adults and children with hematologic malignancies. METHODS The consecutive medical records of neutropenic patients with hematologic malignancies who were admitted to the Catholic(More)
IL-17 is involved in inducing and mediating pro-inflammatory responses. The association of IL-17 with tumor growth or graft-versus-host disease (GVHD) has become a subject of controversy. We hypothesized that serum IL-17 (sIL-17) levels during the peri-transplant period may affect alloreactive responses after allogeneic stem cell transplantation (SCT).(More)